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Stockton man dies from hit and run while crossing street

A man in a wheelchair was killed while crossing the street in Stockton early Saturday morning.

California Highway Patrol said the victim was crossing West Washington Street around 5:00 a.m., just west of Del Norte Street near the Port of Stockton, when an early 2000 model Toyota Tacoma, dark in color, hit the man. According to CHP, the driver left the scene.

The victim was taken to the hospital where he later died of his injuries.

It is unknown if drugs and alcohol were involved.

Old bridge, stolen car reappear at low New Melones Lake

Every couple of months, with lake levels continuing to drop, new things go on display at New Melones Lake, located east of Stockton.

The old Parrots Ferry Bridge, which is supposed to be covered by 300 feet of water, is completely out of the water. This week, a vehicle stolen in 2008 was hooked up and towed from the lake bottom.

United Way launches annual campaign

United Way launches annual campaign

STOCKTON — United Way of San Joaquin County is running its workplace campaign to raise money for the county’s nonprofit organizations... Read More

State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

State health officer warns about danger of Valley Fever

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith is warning Californians to be aware of a potentially fatal infectious disease known as Valley Fever... Read More

Driver who killed a retired cop in a hit and run is sentenced to 3 years in prison

STOCKTON - Sergio Chavira has been sentenced for last December's fatal hit and run, involving retired Stockton cop Jimmy Pendergrass.

Chavira was arrested two days after the collision, in which Pendergrass was killed crossing the street while walking to the downtown police building. Pendergrass was retired, but still doing background checks on applicants.

Before the sentencing Wednesday, multiple people read victim impact statements to make certain Chavira understood the pain he'd caused.

"You belong in prison a very long time so you can't put another family through what you've put us through," said sister of Pendergrass, Kay Adams.

Stockton police lieutenant who blasted same-sex marriage is back on the job

A Stockton police lieutenant is back on the job; almost a month after he was placed on paid administrative leave for writing a letter to a local newspaper condemning the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized same-sex marriage.

Stockton police spokesperson Joe Silva confirmed Thursday that Lt. Toby Will was back on the job. While some action was taken against Will, Silva would not say what kind of action it was.

In early July, Will, a former Marine and 25-year veteran of the Stockton Police Department, wrote a 282-word letter to the editor of the Stockton Record which was published under the heading "Marriage ruling shuns God."

The letter claims those who live according to "vile and sinful passions" will be met with the wrath of God.

Port calls on property owners in hyacinth war

Port calls on property owners in hyacinth war

STOCKTON — It’s summer in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and that’s when it arrives — thick floating, leafy islands of water hyacinth. The roots reach out to clutch the shore and then spread like the weed it is, engulfing the Delta’s waterways.

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